Oculus announces 'VR for Good' programme to flesh out worthwhile causes
Oculus wants to harness the medium of virtual reality to help hit home its benefits in raising awareness for good causes.
The Facebook-owned company is looking to inspire film-makers to create immersive movie and gaming experiences to help forward the agendas of worthy cause.
As a result, it has rolled out two VR programmes to inspire high school students, rising VR film-makers, and nonprofit organisations to shoot content in 360-degree video.
The '360 Filmmakers Challenge for Students’ will see nine San Francisco Bay Area high schools collaborate with professional film-makers to create three to five minute 360-degree films about their communities.
The second, called ‘Filmmakers and Non-Profits Working Together’ will team 10 film makers with 10 non-profits to as part of a two-day bootcamp at Facebook’s headquarters.